Paul Chambers : Whims of Chambers

Paul Chambers : Whims of Chambers


Donald Byrd (trumpet), John Coltrane (tenor sax), Horace Silver (piano), Kenny Burrell (guitar), Paul Chambers (bass), Philly Joe Jones (drums)

Blue Note 1534

Analogue Productions Records : 2 LPs 180 gram (45rpm)

Limited edition : 2,500 printings

Brand New and Sealed Record

Discontinued : last copy available!...

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1 - Omicron
2 - Whims Of Chambers
3 - Nita
4 - We Six
5 - Dear Ann
6 - Tale Of The Fingers
7 - Just For The Love

Recorded on September 21, 1956 at Rudy Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, New Jersey.

Paul Chambers’s first album with an amazing lineup : John Coltrane, Donald Byrd, Kenny Burrell, Horace Silver and Philly Joe Jones.

Paul Laurence Dunbar Chambers, Jr. (1935 – 1969) was a jazz double bassist. A fixture of rhythm sections during the 1950s and 1960s, his importance in the development of jazz bass can be measured not only by the length and breadth of his work in this short period, but also by his impeccable time and intonation, and virtuosic improvisations. He was also known for his bowed solos. Paul Chambers recorded some dozen albums as a leader or co-leader, and prolifically as a sideman, notably as the anchor of Miles Davis's "first great quintet" (1955–63) and with pianist Wynton Kelly (1963–68).

The "golden age" of recordings was from 1955 to 1965, at the beginning of the LP and the stereo era, where pure vacuum tube amplification helped produce recordings demonstrating unparalleled fidelity and warmth, lifelike presence and illumination.

This Analogue Productions LP was remastered by Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman at AcousTech, using pure analogue components only, from the original analogue studio tapes through to the cutting head and was pressed on virgin vinyl at RTI.